Thursday, February 19, 2009

Pick out your casket or watch for banana peels!

WE are an ever changing society. Always looking for somthing new. The above is known as a scroll Casket. Looks like one of those things, that the folks af Belks (Department stores) used to put in those tubes and was moved by air pressure to an unknown place in the sky, then it came back sith change and a receipt in it. Some banks still use them in the drive thru's.
This is the average looking funeral, what willyours look like?
Now today's very exciting entry!!!!!! (who said ha!???????)

Okay here is the story. In the last few years while other folks were getting old, I noticed they were not paying close attention to themselves, and they had gotten old before they realized it. So I thought someone should remind them it was time for some tough decisions. Not to just be enjoying all this free time, leisure hours to play golf, shoot pool, play in the garden paint, shop, buy, rest, shop some more etc., but to do something important DECIDE!
When am I gonna kick the bucket, and what should I do before?
What type of casket you want to be laid to rest in?
Who do you want to say something flattering over you?(You better think hard!)
Do you want someone to sing? Or do you want an old record by Bill Haley and the Comets to be played like :Rock around the Clock to be played?
Do you want a cute saying on your tombstone or foot stone? (BTW mine will read: “Here Lies Jack in the Box”.)
Do you want to pay for your time in the nursing home or would you prefer the government do it?
Who will use my golf clubs when I am gone?
Who will get my double barrel twelve gauge shotgun?
Am I going to pick my resting place or let the kids do it?
I have written a book called “Gracefully Grasping for Dignity”, before you ask, yes the name is ORIGINAL, I read it a couple times in Debbie’s e-mail, and then I THOUGHT OF IT. Can’t be much more original than that! Thanks Debbie.
It is a short book a hundred pages. No technical stuff no financial advice just common sense things we should do to make things easy for those left. Amazon has it for $8.95 + postage. Also on Createspace at: ( will carry it later)

I will have it here in about a week for $6 including postage. Now I really appreciate you folks buying the books I write, but DO NOT feel obligated to buy them. I appreciate you reading the blog and commenting. I love to read blogs and comment. DO Not feel an obligation or DO NOT drop the blog. Stay with us Please. I write for fun. I wanted to get some books out for a promotional tour in the spring. So this is one of them.
Nite Shipslog
Don't worry about avoiding temptation. As you grow older, it will avoid you.
- Winston Churchill

Maybe it's true that life begins at fifty .. But everything else starts to wear out, fall out, or spread out.
- Phyllis Diller

By the time a man is wise enough to watch his step, he's too old to go anywhere.
- Billy Crystal

And the cardiologist's diet: If it tastes good spit it out.


Debbie said...

Now the comment section is here after you posted the new one. Strange! Anyway...

Your welcome Jack but the thanks actually go to my dear departed father-in-law and something he once said to me & Gary. His mind was very sharp but his body was failing him and at the age of 90 he went into a nursing home. After he had been there 2 years an incident happened that he went to the office and complained about. That night he told us, "I've lost most of my dignity here but I STILL have some of it left and I plan to keep it." Believe me the home didn't like it because his mind was so sharp most of the residents there weren't. That's one of the reasons I feel family members should go visit as often as possible and at different times of the day or night. What you see going on in the lobby may look hunky dorey, what goes on in the rooms is different sometimes.

I think the book will be great and I want to purchase one from you when you say they are ready to mail. I don't feel obligated in coming to your blog, you couldn't beat me off with a stick if you tried, hahaha. I enjoy reading your blog, I do get behind sometimes like I am now. So you're stuck with me, hahaha!!!

Love ya

Debbie said...

It took me 3 tries but I finally got the above comment to post. I think!

Debbie said...

I also want to say thanks for putting the link for Give A Hand Up on your sidebar. As you say it is a very worthy site and I hope it will help many.


Helen said...

Now every time I get an MRI I will think of the fancy round casket. I think of them anyway when I am in one so this will be worse than ever LOL. Helen